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FACEBOOK was forced to apologise to users for the second time in a week for outages that wiped billions off the social media giant’s value and triggered thousands of complaints. Users found themselves unable to access the social media site or its photo-sharing app Instagram last Friday night for about two hours. On Monday, Facebook, Instagram and the messaging service WhatsApp – all owned by Facebook – crashed for six hours, instantly wiping £36.7billion off Facebook’s value and another £5.1 billion off the fortune of founder Mark Zuckerberg. The company said that the latest issue was caused by a ‘configuration change’. Earlier in the week, a whistleblower gave damning evidence to US Congress about Facebook’s business practice.